How To Start Blogging And Make Money Straight Away

If there is one industry that is not going to die away anytime soon, it is blogging. Just when everyone thinks it is going away, it comes back with a new lease of life. With this in mind, now might be a great time to start your own blog, especially as you can make money straight away. There is a lot to learn and research when it comes to blogging but here are some basics to get you started.

Strong social media

If you have a large social media account, you are already off to a great start as this can be a great way to direct traffic to your blog. If you don’t have a lot of people on your social media, it’s ok because that is something that you can work on as you build your blog. You might want to set up a separate social media account for your blog to keep your blog and personal life separate.

Self hosted

This is where things get a bit confusing because if you are new to the world of blogging, there is a lot of information. One of the best ways to ensure that you can start making money with your blog is by using some cheap hosting and going self-hosted. This means that you are completely in control. It is also important to know that if you choose free hosting, and they don’t like what you are writing about, they can shut down your site. 

Reach out

Once you have your blog set up and know a bit more about your social media numbers, you can now reach out and talk to brands about working with them. But, a word of caution, do not start cold calling companies and asking for freebies. It is rude and businesses really hate it. And it is for this reason that a lot of people roll their eyes at the word blogger. There are companies out there that help connect bloggers and brands together without the need for cold calling.

Adding ads

If you have even the smallest amount of traffic, you can apply to host ads on your blog. In this case, the amount of traffic that you have visiting your blog will have a direct impact on the amount of money that you make. The best thing to do is ensure that your blog is getting plenty of traffic to maximize the amount of money that you can make. There are a few different ad agencies that can help you to make money on your blog but they all have different requirements so it is worth learning what they are.

Despite what people think, blogging is alive and kicking, and people are still making money from it. Some people are making six or seven-figure sums every year through their blogs, so there is a lot of potential to earn money. If you are really serious, make sure that you check out the various resources from other bloggers about how to create a successful blog.